The Aesthetics of Intimacy

The Aesthetics of Intimacy



31 Oct, Sat 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM



Festival Pass Event



This session is in English


Amanda Chong


What does intimacy look like on the page? From contrasting concepts of pain and healing, isolation and connection, to conveying the intricacy of relationships, writers speak about using language to express the complexities of being personal and familiar in both emotional and physical terms.

This is a live session, and will be available on video-on-demand replay.


Danielle Lim


Danielle Lim is an award-winning writer of 3 books. The Sound of SCH won the Singapore Literature Prize 2016 (Non-Fiction), and has been translated to Chinese and Tamil, published in Taiwan and India. Trafalgar Sunrise was shortlisted for Best Literary Work in the Singapore Book Awards 2019. And Softly Go the Crossings, a collection of short stories, will be published by Penguin Random House in 2020. Danielle was an invited speaker at the 2017 Kimberley Writers Festival in Australia. Her works have been featured in Publishers Weekly, The Straits Times, BiblioAsia and other publications.

Cheryl Julia Lee is an Assistant Professor with the English department at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her poetry collection, We Were Always Eating Expired Things, was published in 2014 and was nominated for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2016. Her creative works can be found in QLRS, Icarus, and Prick of the Spindle, among others. She is currently the critical editor of

Linda Collins

New Zealand – Singapore

Linda Collins is the author of Loss Adjustment (Ethos Books; Awa Press), about the suicide of her daughter Victoria; and an upcoming poetry collection with Math Paper Press, Sign Language for the Death of Reason. Loss Adjustment was shortlisted for Singapore Book of the Year, receiving a special mention. It was among The Straits Times’ top 10 books of 2019. A Singapore-based New Zealander, Collins has an MA in Creative Writing and was shortlisted for the Hachette Australia Trans-Tasman mentorship. Journals her work has been in include QLRS, Oyster River Pages, Cordite, Swamp and Turbine.

Photo Credit: Malcolm McLeod